The week I got my wisdom teeth out, I decided I would reread the Harry Potter series. My dad got me the boxed set of the British versions for Christmas, so I couldn’t wait to reread to see how the wording was different in the other version. With the snowy weather out, curling up with some hot chocolate and reading all day was nothing short of perfect.
My dad is a band teacher, so he always gets a lot of gifts from his students, which my sisters and I usually commandeer as soon as he brings them home. This year, he got some Starbuck’s hot cocoa mix. I felt bad using all of the packets, so I made up some of my own hot chocolate. Sorry, Starbuck’s, but I’m not going back. My hot chocolate is beyond delicious.
Extremely Rich Hot Chocolate
makes one 16 oz. serving
3/4 cup boiling water
1/2 cup fat free milk
1 T cocoa powder
a small handful of semisweet chocolate chips (roughly 12-15 chips – I used Ghirardelli’s 70%)
a dash of pumpkin pie spice (mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves & ginger)
about 1 T honey (to taste)
mini marshmallows, if desired
Mix the cocoa, chocolate chips and pumpkin pie spice in a 16-oz. mug. Boil water and add to mug, stirring until smooth and completely melted. Add honey and stir until smooth. Add milk until almost full (a small amount of room left for marshmallows). Stir until mixed and enjoy with a few marshmallows. For those wanting an extra boost of flavor, try adding a splash of whipped cream vodka.